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[Noel was a saw-whet owl]

Saying Good-bye to Our Saw-whet Owl

Oct 1, 2016 / Student Blogs

This week the Wildlife Medical Clinic said good-bye to a very special animal. On Thursday, September 29, our little northern saw-whet owl, Noel, passed away quietly in her outdoor aviary. Noel had been with the wildlife clinic for nearly 10 years. She was brought in for care on December 5, 2006, with no function of...

Miss Millie

Modeling Millie Gives Back Despite Cancer

Sep 29, 2016 / Patient Stories

No one could deny that, for a six-year-old Boston terrier in tiny Mendota, Ill., Miss Millie Keefe is living a remarkable life. A professional model, this doggie diva has strutted down runways from South Florida to LA, transforming the catwalk into her personal dog run as she captures such titles as national finalist in America’s...

Ball python

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Sep 29, 2016 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Ball Python The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic—a non-profit organization that provides care and treatment to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals—will feature a different patient each week on the Critter Cam. Caption and video don’t match? Well, situations can change pretty fast in the Wildlife Medical Clinic, so we can’t always keep our Critter...

[excellence awards 2016]

Faculty, Staff Honored for Excellence

Sep 27, 2016 / General News

On September 27, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recognized seven members of the faculty and staff and one graduate student for their excellent contributions to the college. The awards were presented by Dean Peter Constable. Those honored were: Jessica Garrett, certified veterinary technician in emergency and critical care in the Small Animal...

Dr. Ruth Marcec

Alumna Lands Dream Job Conserving Snakes

Sep 23, 2016 / Alumni Profiles

Reptiles and amphibians have always fascinated Ruth Marcec. After earning bachelor’s, veterinary, and PhD degrees in pursuit of this passion, she is applying her unique expertise as the director of the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC). OCIC, run by the Central Florida Zoo, focuses on reproduction and reintroduction methods for the eastern indigo snake....

Dr. Susan Schantz NIH grant

Illinois, UCSF Receive $2.9 Million Grant to Study Child Health

Sep 22, 2016 / Comparative Biosciences News

The National Institutes of Health announced $2.9 million in new funding to the University of Illinois and the University of California, San Francisco, for studies to determine how maternal exposure to stress and to hormone-disrupting chemicals during pregnancy affect birth outcomes and child brain development. The funding is for the first two years of what...

Dr. Ramona Allen

South African Series: Q/A with Dr. Ramona Allen

Sep 14, 2016 / Student Blogs

During her summer rotation in South Africa, fourth-year student Lynsee Melchi interviewed a series of veterinarians about their practice experiences. Dr. Ramona Allen is a small animal veterinarian with an interest in specializing in ophthalmology. She has been taking extra courses in ophthalmology-related subjects both in South Africa and the United States. She also hopes...

[Kim Knap Hero Vet Tech Awards]

Kim Knap Named Hero Vet Tech

Sep 12, 2016 / General News

Kim Knap, a veterinary technician and certified canine rehabilitation practitioner at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, was named the 2016  American Hero Veterinary Technician at a gala awards ceremony in Los Angeles on September 10. The ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton will be broadcast nationally October 28 on Hallmark Channel. According to...

[tamoxifen study leaders]

Scientists Identify Genes That Disrupt Response to Breast Cancer Treatment

Sep 7, 2016 / Pathobiology

Scientists may have unlocked the genetic code that determines why many patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer fail to respond to the widely used drug tamoxifen. Patients who have higher levels of several nuclear transport genes – particularly the protein XPO1 – are more likely to be resistant to tamoxifen, resulting in the development of...

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Stewart (DVM ’13)

Sep 7, 2016 / Alumni Profiles

In this spotlight series, we are featuring alumni speakers who are presenting at the 2016 Fall Conference for Veterinarians. Register now for Fall Conference or view other alumni speaker profiles; more will be added each week leading up to the conference! Jamie Stewart (DVM ’13) Theriogenology Resident University of Illinois Fall Conference Presentation Updates on Breeding Soundness Exams in Male Ruminants...